Refuge du Portillon

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Haute Garonne, France, Europe
Route Type:
Mountaineering, Scrambling
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time Required:
One to two days
F+ (Easy sup, I+)
Rock Difficulty:
Class 4

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Refuge du Portillon
Created On: Dec 9, 2007
Last Edited On: Dec 9, 2007


The lake of Portillon with...Refuge du Portillon

Approach to Refuge du Portillon, you can to see the page of Refuge. You must to walk to the Refuge the previous day (4h from Granges d'Astau).

Slope: 750m
Time to summit: 1h 45m

Getting There

See the main page to approach to Granges d'Astau.

Route Description

Access to the ridgeRock-climb

We'll begin in Refuge du Portillon (2568m) crossing the dam to the other side. We'll follow initially the path to Collado de Literola and the route of peak Perdiguero from this side. With many attentions we'll search a little path in left side to leave the route most frequented of Perdiguero. The point to leave the path it's not evident but we'll see the peak Crabioules in front of us and some rocky spun in left side with some cairn. Little by little we'll walk the long ramp. The zig zag with cairn reaches some little walls and chimneys of easy rock-climb (I, good rock).
In the last section we'll reach the bottom of the ridge and we'll search in left side a channel (I+) vertical (45º) to arrive to the ridge. After some exposed step crossings, easy but with some cracked rocks) we'll reach finally the very wide terrace of the summit. It’s a spectacular summit with great views.

Essential Gear

Rope for the begginers.
Crampons and ice-axe early in the season (spring), not in summer.

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